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About Us

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TMKIDSAZ is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to empowering underserved

children in Phoenix, Arizona. We provide enrichment program donations varying from school supplies, uniforms, Christmas gifts, shoes, hygiene supplies, home cooked meals, and any need that is brought to our attention through our community. We are a faith based non-profit organization in the heart of Phoenix that has been serving the community since 2001. Our story began in 1998 when the Templo Maranatha board of directors saw a need to assist families with children services in the community such as childcare. Since then we've supported two childcare centers within the community.


One of the ways your support is seen is through the TMKIDSAZ benevolence program. This program allows families to have child care services at a discounted price, and at times helps covers the full cost of child care. To some this assistance may seem insignificant be we have seen the difference first hand and understand it helps parents further their education, provide for their family, and provide a nurturing place for their children to learn and grow.


Our mission is to provide quality care, quality items, and opportunities for personal growth, hot meals, academic readiness, and community engagement to children, adolescents, and families facing challenges. TMKIDSAZ seeks to meet the needs of not only the children but their families and those in their community ranging from different ages. This may look like assisting the family as a whole, and individuals who live in the community. Although we seek to serve the community as a whole, the majority of our assistance has went towards low to moderate income families, expecting parent(s), individuals who are struggling with addiction, and people/families who are homeless.


We continuously have ongoing projects that meet every one of these needs mentioned above. We encourage you to stay up to date with us by checking out our monthly updates. Though this process began with 75 local partnerships, we have seen the continued support through your generosity.

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  • Kitchen Project: The kitchen project is one our newest support towards the community. We have partnered with the local community to build a commercial grade kitchen that will serve home cooked meals to those in need. Our goal is have hot meals on a monthly basis for children, families, or individuals looking for nutritional support. We plan to offer free take home groceries filled with nutritional food items. Through state funded grants, your support, and the communities support we are near the completion of this project. Some of the items we have purchased towards this project are listed below. Commercial refrigerator, freezer, 6 range stove, grill, deep fryer, nfs cooking tables, hood range system, fire proof ceiling tiles, several permits, and ongoing contractor work. Though we hoped this project would be ready to go by the end of 2023, we were hit with unforeseen costs, such as additional permits and additional contractor work. 

  • Children Restrooms: We recently built 3 restrooms in the past year. We partnered with the local church and childcare to build accessible restrooms inside the children's classrooms. If you have kids, or have worked with kids you'll understand the importance of having a restroom easily and quickly accessible to kids. 

  • Compassion Center: This project will consist of a food bank for families in need, a storage area for children, youth, and adult clothing, baby items, and a prayer garden for many to encounter the love of Jesus.

  • Playgrounds: We partnered with Kaboom back in 2014-2015. We were blessed to have been selected for a playground grant, but were expected to raise 10% of the playground building costs. Which is where our sponsors' financial assistance came in and supported. We are thankful for the many organizations, businesses, community members who came out to support the building of our community playground.  Since then we have had a second playground installed, and reinstalled due to damages from an accident that destroyed the playground. We are thankful for the continued support , it allows us to maintain the upkeep of our community playground, with plants, wood chips, and assist in playground repairs, etc. 

  • Children Classroom Renovations: We partner with the local church and childcare centers. They serve hundreds of kids week after week. Some in which were very old or once used as a mechanics school. The ware and tear was seen, so the improvements TMKIDS assisted with is new flooring, painted classrooms, added new kitchen cabinets, painted the exterior of the building, added exterior doors to lead towards playground area, purchased classroom furniture and toys.

  • Toy Donations: We accept new and used toy donations throughout the year. Sometimes we are able to send some of these toys to a mission trip that Templo Maranatha goes to on a yearly basis to Sonoyta, Mexico. One of the projects they worked on was raising $5 per child placed inside a personalized card and drawing. If you'd like to send a donation towards this cause please add a note to your donation, and we will direct the funds. We especially love giving back to families in need. During our yearly Christmas Toy Drive, we give toys to children enrolled at the childcare, most of which are low income families. We also select family toy wish lists and work towards purchasing for the entire family.

  • Goods Donations: At times there are  families who are need of food or do not have enough funds to purchase groceries. We donate items from local organizations, and from our centers to families in need.

  • Clothing Donations: We accept new and used clothing donations. Since the opening of the Compassion Center, our biggest need has been men's clothing. One of the ways you can help is by donating clothing items, or funds to purchase clothing. TM Kids AZ partners with the local church to setup homeless clothing drives. Families are able to take what they need. Families enrolled in the center often have a difficult time providing clothing for their children, so we step in and create a take home clothing donation box for families in need.

  • Back To School Supplies: School supplies are a costly expense for most families to purchase on a yearly basis, especially when there are more than one child attending school. We partner with the local church to collect school supplies and give it back to the community around us. Uniforms for school is another expense families are with year after year. Kids are constantly growing and continue to attend school for several years. If we can make sure students have a uniform, they can focus on learning.

  • Care Packages: are created and filled with personal hygiene products, and sometimes blankets or other items. We encourage the community to be hands on. That is why we purchase, collect, and create the care packages. From there, we will do a hands on outreach, or ask the community to carry care packages in their cars to give out to people around their communities.

  • 4,000 hot meals per month: We prepare meals for kids within our communities. We understand, that at times the meals we serve are the only meals kids will eat for the day, so we like to make sure they are good hearty meals. We also love to have outreach food drives. We host a hot free meal event for those in need. We purchase/cook the food and welcome all those passing by. We love to do this annually. We make sure to stay up to date with our food catering licenses to be able to give back to the community, which is a costly expense.

  • TM Kids AZ benevolence program is one of the best ways we give back to the community. We partner with the local childcare to help cover tuition costs that parents would have to pay out of their own pockets. This program helps parents to focus on furthering their education or continue to work without worrying if they can afford costly childcare expenses. Our partnership with First Things First provides scholarships and we are able to provide additional support through our TM Kids AZ benevolence program.

Thank you for your ongoing support, your generosity allows us to be hands on. 

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Believe in our cause?

There are many ways to get involved, from in-kind donations, to volunteering, or donating to TM Kids AZ through Arizona Tax Credit. Your donation makes a difference in the community.

Clothes Donation
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In our community

We are thankful for the following CPAs for their partnership and long-lasting support in all of our projects. Special thanks to:


Marisela Salazar EA

MS Tax & Accounting Services LLC

5156 W Olive Ave 420

Glendale, AZ 85302


Rosaura Ruiz EA, CB, CAA 

Small Business Tax Solutions LLC

1990 W. Camelback Rd.

Suite 108

Phoenix, AZ 85015

  • Department of Economic Security

  • Child Protective Service

  • Child Nutrition Food Program-Arizona Department of Education

  • Quality First-First Things First-Valley of Sun United Way Community Partner

  • TM Kids AZ does not discriminate against the basis of race, national origin, sex, age, disability or belief

  • TM Kids AZ was established in 2001. It is a project of Templo Maranatha & True Vine Church.

Interested In Partnering With Us?

We love partnering with people, organizations, businesses, families. Take a step with us and see how far your generosity can go. Contact us to partner with us.

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